Definition of militarization in US English:

militarization

(British militarisation)

noun

  • See militarize

    • ‘What link do you see between war and militarisation on the one hand and globalisation on the other?’
    • ‘The regimentation and militarization of society fall hardest on the youth.’
    • ‘From the Manchurian crisis of 1931 onwards a perceptible militarization of the economy took place.’
    • ‘It is imperative that we let our leaders know that we do not support militarization and war.’
    • ‘While there, I saw what ethnic conflict and the militarisation of gang warfare can mean in a community.’

Pronunciation

militarization

/ˌmiləd(ə)rəˈzāSH(ə)n//ˌmɪləd(ə)rəˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/